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Hiding a blog post's metadata

Customize your Blog Pages and posts by selecting what metadata your site visitors can see.  Depending on your site's version and template, hide one or more or these elements to streamline your blog or remove unnecessary information:

To get started with a Blog Page, first visit Blogging with Squarespace.

Hide the author

On most Squarespace sites, you can choose to hide or show the author with style settings. A few templates on version 7.0 always hide them. On all sites, you can use a Summary Block to create a blog landing page that doesn't contain an author.

To hide author names on your Blog Page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click a Blog Page.
  2. Click Edit in the top-right corner of the Blog Page.
  3. Hover over the blog section and click the pencil icon.
  4. Ensure Author isn't selected as either Primary Meta Data or Secondary Meta Data.
  5. Hover over Done and click Save.

These changes affect all Blog Pages using the same layout.

To hide author names on blog posts:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click a Blog Page.
  2. Hover over a blog post in the side panel and click Edit.
  3. Hover over the post and click the pencil icon.
  4. Switch the Show Author Name toggle off.
  5. Hover over Done and click Save.

This change affects all blog posts on your site.

Learn how to hide author names in these template families:

Template family Notes
Adirondack Scroll down to Blog and uncheck Blog Post Author.
Avenue Author name is always hidden
Aviator Scroll down to Blog Styles and check Hide Author.
Bedford Scroll down to Blog and check Hide Entry Author.
Brine Scroll down to Blog: Metadata and ensure that Author isn't selected for the Primary or Secondary tweak. In the Blog: Item section, ensure Pagination Meta: Author isn't selected.
Farro Scroll down to Blog: Meta and adjust the Top and Bottom Primary and Secondary tweaks so that Author isn't selected. You may also want to uncheck Show Author Profile in the Blog: Item section.
Five Scroll down to Blog and set Blog Byline to Hidden.
Flatiron Scroll down to Blog Styles and uncheck Show Author.
Forte Scroll down to Blog and uncheck Show Author Name.
Galapagos Scroll down to Blog and check Hide Author.
Ishimoto Author name is always hidden.
Momentum Scroll down to Blog Styles and uncheck Blog Author Display.
Montauk Scroll down to Blog Styles and check Hide Article Author.
Native Scroll down to Blog and check Hide Author.
Pacific Scroll down to Blog and check Hide Entry Author.

Skye

Blog Page: Scroll down to Blog Options and use the Promoted Meta tweak to choose anything other than Author.

Blog post: The author name can't be fully hidden on blog posts. If the author profile is hidden, the author name appears as metadata at the bottom of the post.

Supply Scroll down to Blog and check Hide Blog Author.

Tremont

Scroll down to Blog: Metadata and ensure that Author isn't selected for the Primary or Secondary tweak. In the Blog: Item section, ensure Pagination Meta: Author isn't selected.
Wells Author name is always hidden.
Wexley Scroll down to Blog and check Hide Entry Author.
York Scroll down to Blog: Metadata and use the Primary and Secondary tweaks to choose any metadata other than Author. In the Blog: Item section, ensure Pagination Meta: Author isn't selected.

Hide the publication date

On some Squarespace sites, you can choose to hide or show the publication date with style settings. On all sites, you can use a Summary Block to create a blog landing page that doesn't display a date.

To hide the publication dates on your Blog Page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click a Blog Page.
  2. Click Edit in the top-right corner of the Blog Page.
  3. Hover over the blog section and click the pencil icon.
  4. Ensure Date isn't selected as either Primary Meta Data or Secondary Meta Data.
  5. Hover over Done and click Save.

These changes affect all Blog Pages using the same layout.

To hide the publication date on blog posts:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click a Blog Page.
  2. Hover over a blog post in the side panel and click Edit.
  3. Hover over the post and click the pencil icon.
  4. Switch the Show Date toggle off.
  5. Hover over Done and click Save.

This change affects all blog posts on your site.

You can hide your post date using style tweaks in these template families:

Template family Notes
Brine Scroll down to Blog: Metadata and use the Primary and Secondary tweaks to choose any metadata other than Date. You may also need to update the Pagination Meta tweak in the Blog: Item section.
Farro Scroll down to Blog: Meta and adjust the Top and Bottom Primary and Secondary tweaks so that Date isn't selected. You may also want to choose Pagination: Hide in the Blog Item: Pagination section.
Five Scroll down to Blog and select Blog Dateline: Hidden.
Tremont Scroll down to Blog: Metadata and use the Primary and Secondary tweaks to choose any metadata other than Date. You may also need to update the Pagination Meta tweak in the Blog: Item section.
York Scroll down to Blog: Metadata and use the Primary and Secondary tweaks to choose any metadata other than Date. You may also need to update the Pagination Meta tweak in the Blog: Item section.

Using Summary Blocks to hide authors or dates

On version 7.0 templates whose Blog Page doesn't support hiding the author name or publication date, you can create an alternate blog landing page using a Summary Block, which pulls information from your Blog Page.

First, add a new Layout Page to your navigation.

Add a Summary Block in your preferred display (Wall, Carousel, List, or Grid). In the Content tab, choose the Blog you’d like to display.

Choose how you want the posts to appear in the Layout tab.

In the Display tab, set Primary Metadata and Secondary Metadata to any option except Date Posted (to hide the date) or Author (to hide author name).

For more help, visit Summary Blocks.

To use this new page as a replacement for your main Blog Page, move your Blog Page to the Not Linked section to hide it from the main navigation.

Hide categories and tags

Whether or not you can hide categories or tags from Blog Pages or individual blog posts depends on your site's version.

Tags never display on Blog Pages, but always display on individual blog posts. Tags can't be hidden on blog posts.

To hide categories on your Blog Page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click a Blog Page.
  2. Click Edit in the top-right corner of the Blog Page.
  3. Hover over the blog section and click the pencil icon.
  4. Ensure Categories isn't selected as either Primary Meta Content and Secondary Meta Content.
  5. Hover over Done and click Save.

To hide categories on blog posts:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click a Blog Page.
  2. Hover over a blog post in the side panel and click Edit.
  3. Hover over the post content and click the pencil icon.
  4. Switch the Show Categories toggle off.
  5. Hover over Done and click Save.

Learn how to hide categories and tags from Blog Pages and blog posts in these template families using the following Site Styles tweaks:

Template family Notes
Bedford

Select Date, Author, or None for Meta Priority in the Blog section to hide categories, and check Hide List Entry Footer to hide tags on Blog Pages.

Categories and tags can't be hidden on individual blog posts.

Brine Select Author, Date, Location, Comments, or None as the Primary and Secondary tweaks in the Blog: Metadata section.
Farro Select Category, Author, Date, Location, or None for the Top Primary, Top Secondary, Bottom Primary, and Bottom Secondary tweaks in the Blog: Meta section.
Five Check the Hide Tags Categories tweak in the Blog section.
Native Check the Hide Tags Categories tweak in the Blog section.
Skye

Select Author or None as the Promoted Meta tweak in the Blog Options section to hide categories on Blog Pages. Tags can't be hidden on Blog Pages.

Categories and tags always display below posts and can't be hidden. You can prevent categories from also displaying at the top of blog posts by selecting Author or None as the Promoted Meta tweak in the Blog Options section.

Tremont Select Author, Date, Location, Comments, or None as the Primary and Secondary tweaks in the Blog: Metadata section.
York Select Author, Date, Location, Comments, or None as the Primary and Secondary tweaks in the Blog: Metadata section.

Using custom code

You can apply custom code to hide the author name or the publication date, but note that adding code to your site is an advanced modification. While we can’t offer help with custom code, there are many resources available that can point you in the right direction:

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